Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013
It's not easy to make computer science and programming subjects particularly accessible or interesting to young audiences, but two brothers from Los Angeles have developed an educational puppet show that makes learning fun.
The Hello World Program is an educational and entertaining web series that teaches computer science, programming and digital media production techniques to kids of all ages. It is the creative effort of brothers Jared and JR Nielsen who grew up in a small town in rural Utah where their neighbors were few and far between. Staging puppet shows, making their own toys and shooting short stop-motion videos, they learned the skills necessary to create their own fun.
"The Hello World Program is the show we wish we watched as kids. We don’t want a boring future and we think the best way to avoid that is by encouraging and educating the young and old to actively produce their own media,” says Jared. Topics covered by the web series include Python, Linux, web design, video editing, 3D modeling and animation, puppet making, and graphic design.
Jared and JR use free, open source software in the production of the program, because this type of software is accessible to anyone, anywhere, with a computer and an Internet connection. This eliminates the economic barrier often associated with media production. Additionally, they make all aspects of their production open by teaching the techniques they use to create the show and providing tutorials and patterns on how to make their puppets.
To follow the project, be sure to find The Hello World Program on Twitter @helloworldprogram and Facebook and spread the word to your social media networks. Consider donating as little as $1 to help the project come to life.